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Japan struck by two earthquakes

Two earthquakes strike Japan earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 5.2 struck Nagano Prefecture in central Japan around 12:13 AM on Wednesday.
The Meteorological Agency says the epicenter was in the central part of the prefecture and the depth was 10 kilometers. It says there is no risk of tsunami.

The jolt registered 4 on the Japanese seismic scale of 0 to 7 in cities including Matsumoto and Ueda in Nagano Prefecture. It registered 3 in Nagano and other cities, as well as Itoigawa City in neighboring Niigata Prefecture.

Highway traffic and railway operations have not been disrupted.

Another earthquake hit northeastern Japan around 12:22 AM on Wednesday. No tsunami is expected.

The quake registered 3 on the Japanese scale in Yamatsuri Town in Fukushima Prefecture and Hitachiota City in Ibaraki Prefecture.

Officials at the Meteorological Agency say the epicenter was in the northern part of Ibaraki Prefecture and the depth was 10 kilometers. They estimate that the magnitude was 4.4.


December 6, 2017 - Posted by | general

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